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May 26, 2015 - 7:07am
5 min 21 sec ago

LONDON (AP) — European Solheim Cup captain Carin Koch has named Sophie Gustafson and Maria McBride as vice captains for this year's competition against the United States.

The two join Annika Sorenstam as assistants to Koch, who is preparing for Europe's defense of the trophy at Golf Club St. Leon-Rot in Germany in September after its first ever away victory in Colorado in 2013.

Gustafson has played in the Solheim Cup eight times. McBride, who is...

May 26, 2015 - 6:59am
5 min 21 sec ago

LONDON (AP) — A senior Olympic powerbroker has distanced himself from Marius Vizer and thrown his full support behind IOC President Thomas Bach in the latest backlash against the leader of umbrella body SportAccord.

Sheikh Ahmad Al-Fadad Al-Sabah, president of the Association of National Olympic Committees, says "it is time to put personal matters aside" and stand behind Bach's reform agenda "for the benefit and harmony of the Olympic movement."

The...

May 26, 2015 - 5:19am
5 min 21 sec ago

PARIS (AP) — The former chairman of the U.S. Tennis Association has announced that he is running for president of the International Tennis Federation.

David Haggerty, who currently serves as a vice president of the ITF, says in a statement Monday that "my goal is to strengthen the ITF's role as the world governing body for tennis and to increase revenue and communications throughout the tennis family so that we can ensure a healthy and viable future for our sport."...

May 26, 2015 - 4:02am
5 min 21 sec ago
BC-HKO--AHL Playoff Glance
AHL Playoff Glance
By The Associated Press
All Times EDT
(x-if necessary)
CONFERENCE QUARTERFINALS
BEST OF 5
EASTERN CONFERENCE
Hartford 3, Providence 2

Wednesday, April 22: Hartford 3, Providence 1

Saturday, April 25:...

May 26, 2015 - 3:01am
5 min 21 sec ago

MONDAY'S RESULTS

NATIONAL HOCKEY LEAGUE

Anaheim 5 Chicago 4, OT

MAJOR LEAGUE BASEBALL

Toronto 6, Chicago White Sox 0

Washington 2, Chicago Cubs 1

St. Louis 3, Arizona 2, 10 innings

MINOR LEAGUE BASEBALL

Kane County 6, Wisconsin 3

Peoria 8, Quad Cities 6, 1st game

Peoria 6, Quad Cities...

May 26, 2015 - 2:39am
5 min 21 sec ago

LAS VEGAS (AP) — If the World Series of Poker is lucky, the popularity of the Las Vegas championship's newest event could cause a poker chip shortage.

The annual set of 68 tournaments at the Rio All-Suite Hotel & Casino that rewards millions of dollars to the best card sharks starts Wednesday with a new event dubbed the Colossus expected to attract at least 10,000 players.

The Colossus represents the lowest buy-in in 35 years with players ponying...

May 26, 2015 - 12:31am
5 min 21 sec ago

ANAHEIM, Calif. (AP) — Albert Pujols hit a two-out, broken-bat single with the bases loaded in the ninth inning, giving the Los Angeles Angels a walk-off win over the San Diego Padres 4-3 on Monday night.

Kevin Quackenbush (1-1) gave up a one-out walk to Marc Krauss and No. 9 hitter Johnny Giavotella followed with a single up the middle that sent pinch-runner Collin Cowgill to third.

Closer Craig Kimbrel came in and struck out Erick Aybar. But Pujols...

May 26, 2015 - 12:16am
5 min 21 sec ago

ANAHEIM, Calif. (AP) — Matt Beleskey scored 45 seconds into overtime, and the Anaheim Ducks beat the Chicago Blackhawks 5-4 on Monday night in Game 5 to take a 3-2 lead in the Western Conference finals.

Chicago captain Jonathan Toews scored two stunning goals in 72 seconds late in regulation to force overtime, but Beleskey barreled into the crease and scored on a rebound of Ryan Kesler's shot, flying through the air in celebration.

Kesler and Sami...

May 26, 2015 - 12:06am
15 min 24 sec ago
All Times EDT
FIRST ROUND
(Best-of-7; x-if necessary)
Wednesday, April 15

Montreal 4, Ottawa 3

N.Y. Islanders 4, Washington 1

Chicago 4, Nashville 3, 2OT

Calgary 2, Vancouver 1

Thursday, April 16

N.Y. Rangers 2,...

May 26, 2015 - 12:06am
15 min 24 sec ago
All Times EDT
FIRST ROUND
(Best-of-7; x-if necessary)
EASTERN CONFERENCE
Montreal 4, Ottawa 2

Wednesday, April 15: Montreal 4, Ottawa 3

Friday, April 17: Montreal 3, Ottawa 2, OT

Sunday, April 19: Montreal 2, Ottawa 1, OT

Wednesday, April 22: Ottawa 1, Montreal 0

Friday, April 24:...

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